Finca Allende Aurus
finca allende aurus 2001
$199.99 SPECIAL $189.99
An intense red-purple colour. Potent and elegant on the nose with a great complexity of aromas (jams, minerals, menthol, spices, wild herbs, toffee and cacao).
Great harmony in the mouth with very marked sweet tannins, very complex and full of flavours of black fruits, raisins, liquorice, coffee, ink and aromatic herbs. Persistent lingering finish. Excellent wine for aging.
"Miguel Angel de Gregorio makes wines that match his exuberant personality, and Aurus, with 85% old-vine Tempranillo and 15% Graciano, is his premier offering. The 2001s exotic nose pumps licorice, clove, nutmeg and vanilla on top of the ripest black-fruit aromas going. With pillowy tannins, unmatched breadth and huge flavors of blackberry, plum and chocolate, there's no denying this wine's quality and stature."
96 points, Wine Enthusiast
"The 2001 Aurus has a peppermint-scented bouquet with impressive fruit concentration and seems far more backward than the 2000. It has fine balance with ripe minty dark cherry and cassis fruit and an exuberant, youthful, spicy finish that has another 15-20 year ahead of it. Wonderful! Drink now-2030."
96 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate